Ted Talk Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ted-talk" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Meg Jay
“Forget about having an identity crisis and get some identity capital. … Do something that adds value to who you are. Do something that's an investment in who you might want to be next.”
Meg Jay, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - And How to Make the Most of Them Now

Shane L. Koyczan
“Sometimes becoming drug free has less to do with addiction and more to do with sanity.”
Shane Koyczan

Meghan Daum
“I can tell you that the comfort zone has many upsides. It may be associated with sloth and cowardice and any number of paralyzing, irrational phobias. It may be a dark abyss where misunderstood people lie around in fading recliners listening to outdated music. But I’m convinced that, when handled responsibly, the comfort zone can be as useful and productive as a well-oiled industrial zone. I am convinced that excellence comes not from overcoming limitations but from embracing them. At least that’s what I’d say if I were delivering a TED Talk. I’d never say such a douchy thing in private conversation.”
Meghan Daum, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion

Simon S. Tam
“People who are driven by love will overcome hardships and hurdles in ways that people who are only driven by profit never can.”
Simon S. Tam

“Let's make justice a process, not an afterthought”
Simon Tam

“I have come to believe that coming true is not the only purpose of a dream; it's most important purpose is to get us in touch with where dreams come from, where passion comes from, where happiness comes from. Even a shattered dream can do that for you.”
Lisa Bu

“We are the environment and how we treat each other is really how we treat the environment”
John Francis

Angela Duckworth
“Failure is not a permanent condition.”
Angela Duckworth

“A lot of times we find ourselves in this wonderful place where we've gotten to, but there is another place for us to go & we kind of have to leave behind the security of who we've become & go to the place who we are becoming”
John Francis

Simon S. Tam
“Let's make progress justice a process, not an afterthought”
Simon S. Tam